Private Lessons

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Blair Academy welcomes students of all ages and abilities, from young beginners to advanced performers. Private instruction is offered in voice, piano, organ, orchestral instruments (strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion), fiddle, and jazz instruments (guitar, piano and drums).

Our acclaimed faculty have a reputation for personal excellence and for their commitment to students as developing musicians and human beings. Many faculty members teach both Blair Academy and university students, highly valuing their involvement with both.

Summer 2024 Private Instruction

The summer lesson period can be as short as three weeks or as long as fifteen weeks, as determined by teacher and student. Not all faculty members teach over the summer, however, so you will need to verify that your instructor will be available to teach lessons.

Every new student must contact a faculty member for a placement interview before registering for lessons. Faculty are happy to answer questions about lessons, procedures, and expectations. See the faculty contact list below.

Click here to register for private lessons. If you have questions about registration, here is a helpful video detailing the registration process. Still need help? Contact the Blair Academy registrar, Elm Stephenson, or call him at 615-322-7655 for instructions. 

Tuition for all orchestral Instruments, plus piano, guitar and voice (per lesson):

  • 30-minute lessons: $87
  • 45-minute lessons: $123
  • 60-minute lessons: $155

Tuition for Partner Piano, Fiddle, and Suzuki Instruction (per lesson, includes group lesson)

  • 30-minute lessons: $96
  • 45-minute lessons: $127.50
  • 60-minute lessons: $159.50

Fall 2024 Private Instruction

Every new student must contact a faculty member for a placement interview before registering for lessons. Faculty are happy to answer questions about lessons, procedures, and expectations. See the faculty contact list below.

The Blair Academy semester is 16 weeks, which includes 15 lessons and a jury/performance exam. Tuition listed covers the full 16-week semester. New students may apply for a need-based scholarship at the time of registration. Learn more about our scholarship programs.

Faculty Contacts for Lessons